A Healthy Breakthrough, Regional Economics
2020/2/12 Mie Evening Newspaper
"Iwasaki Industries Co., Ltd. Expands into the Medical Field"
We consulted directly with hospital employed doctors in order to understand the current needs of the medical industry. We discovered that conventional tongue depressors are usually made either of stainless steel or wood, the stainless steel being hard and cold to the touch while the wood prone to splits on the surface and easily broken. We have put our accumulated expertise to use by creating a depressor with a main component made out of a material twice the strength of wood while ensuring that the tip that enters the patient’s mouth is made out of an extremely soft material, hence lowering the risk of regurgitation.
Mayor Masato Takegami stated his plans to use 2,500 of the depressors for collective pediatric exams as well as another 2,500 at the after hours clinic. He encouraged our methods with his comment, “It’s also true with syringes, but one-use medical equipment is the only way to go. Safety and peace of mind are what we are looking for.”
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